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Robert Freeman - New Works will run from November 4 to December 18, at the Adelson Galleries of Boston, MA. The public is invited to the opening of the show on Friday, November 4, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Commissioned for the exhibition at Adelson Galleries Boston, New Works is inspired by my childhood spent between two cultures: the Gold Coast, West Africa (now Ghana) and the East Coast of the United States. In New Works I revisit the themes of race and culture that I explored in “Black Tie” (1981), part of a series that comments on the personal conflict I felt as African-Americans settled into middle-class life following the racial tensions of the 1960s and 1970s. Although much has changed in 35 years— including the election of the nation’s first African American President— questions of identity and inclusion remain. ~Robert Freeman